Greetings from hot and sunny Nashville!
The first official day of the ILTA 2011 Rev-elation Conference got off to a great start with 1200 participants in attendance.
For those who aren’t familiar, ILTA’s annual conference is a great event that brings together attorneys, legal IT professionals, practice support, litigation and knowledge management experts to share knowledge for developing new for their firm’s success. Best of all, there’s Law2020™, ILTA’s multi-year, multi-platform educational programming initiative focusing on how law firms will have to adapt in order to thrive over the next decade.
Monday offered 48 sessions ranging from “future-proofing” your law firm, to Securing SaaS-based Legal software, to SharePoint in the Cloud. Virtual Data Rooms and Client Extranets were discussed in several sessions – especially how to deliver a cost-effective data room, when the attorney needed it “yesterday” and the practice support manager needed it “two days ago.”
Firmex CEO Joel Lessem (@joellessem) participated in Applying Litigation Support Tools to the Transactional Practice. It was a full room and the Twitter hashtags #lpspg4 and #ilta11 were busy during the session with great quotes like “Lit Support is hijacking the data room” and “Documents are more secure online than printed and left around the office, but no one believes it yet.”
Joel was also interviewed by Shy Alter of ii3 for ILTA TV on the topic of Virtual Data Rooms as an example of a cost-effective turnkey document sharing and collaboration solution. This interview will be available on Wednesday at: http://conference.iltanet.org/MainMenu/EducationalProgram/TV-Guide.aspx
The day culminated at the evening’s ILTA Vendor Hall of Fame Party, where Legal CIOs watched zombie flash mobs (?!) and everyone enjoyed Nashville pulled pork sliders and ILTA-ritas. What happened at the after-parties shall remain unpublished….
If you’re at ILTA, drop by and say hi to Firmex at Booth 127.